My road in life took a while to figure out.
Hired for 1st event job - 2005
2008 - Laid off from 1st event job
2010 - laid off from 2nd event job
2012 - Started as a temp event assistant at BSA
2013 - hired as a permanent event specialist
2015 - promoted to manager - managed 5 people
2018 - hired 1st event specialist
2019 - manage 6 employees , oversee admin staff, events, and a multi-million dollar department budget


High School
Center High School
BBA General Business
Sam Houston State University


Philanthropic Support Manager

Manage major gifts, office operations and events

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

Currently I manage a team of six employees and am a primary conduit of information for multiple external vendors and partners. Most days are meetings and emails to stay on top of business ...decisions, contracts, employee relations, etc.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

While you are a student, get involved with an events industry organization and volunteer to help any chance you can. You'll start building a real world knowledge base and a reputation if you work hard.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

BBA General Business


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"The events industry will take over your life and run you down."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress